Sunday, September 27, 2015
Hidden, by Donna Jo Napoli
Napoli always does great historical research to get her subjects right. But what makes her stories work best is when she is able to weave a compelling story to place into all that researched setting. One could fault her for some wishful modern sensibilities about the role of women, but nothing which clashes with or detracts from the story. The result is a beautifully-written tale about a strong and resourceful heroine with an ability to see far forward and change the lives of others.